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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Onslow String Quintet in C minor, Op 38 (The Bullet) L'Archibudelli
6.32 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager
7.05 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Murray Perahia (piano)
7.15 Gombert Lugebat David Absalon Henry's Eight.
7.30 Debussy Printemps
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
8.10 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch:
Shostakovich Symphony No 5 in the version chosen by Michael Oliver


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Beethoven Serenade in D. Op 25 Severino Gazzelloni (flute),
Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Georges Janzer (viola)
9.25 Berlioz Va, Ma Soeur ... Adieu
Fière Cite (Les Troyens, Act 5)
Josephine Veasey (mezzo), Ryland Davies (tenor), Roger Soyer (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Colin Davis
9.40 Grieg Norwegian Dances, Op 35 Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Beethoven Serenade
Flute: Severino Gazzelloni
Flute: Arthur Grumiaux
Violin: Georges Janzer
Unknown: Josephine Veasey
Tenor: Ryland Davies
Tenor: Roger Soyer
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Musical Encounters

With Mairi Nicolson.
Britten American Overture
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
10.12 Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61
Ilya Itin (piano)
10.26 Artists of the Week:
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No 5
Cellos of the French National Radio
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.38 Ginastera Punena No 2
Patrick Demenga (cello)
10.47 Arnold Cornish Dances
BNFL Band. conductor Richard Evans
11.25 Puccini Bimba Dagli Occhi (Madama Butterfly)
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Jussi Bjorling (tenor), Rome Opera Orchestra, conductor Gabriele Santini
11.09 Messaien Le Baiser de I'Enfant
Jesus (Vingt Regards) Ilya Itin (piano)
11.21 Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Sachio Fujioka


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie
Piano: Ilya Itin
Unknown: Ginastera Punena
Cello: Patrick Demenga
Conductor: Richard Evans
Tenor: Jussi Bjorling
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Conductor: Messaien Le Baiser
Piano: Ilya Itin
Conductor: Sachio Fujioka

: Composers of the Week CPE Bach and Quantz

With Chris de Souza.
5: To Touch the Heart
"It seems to me that music must touch the heart," wrote CPE Bach. For him and for Quantz, the aim of all their musical composition and performance was to excite the passions. Despite having to conform to their patron's rather conservative tastes, both wrote music of sparkling originality while in the service of Frederick the Great in Berlin. Including CPE Bach's Symphony in E, Wq 182 No 6, performed by Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert, and his Harpsichord Concerto in C minor with Ludger Remy (director/harpsichord) and Les Amis de Philippe. Quantz's Sonata in D is performed by Stephen Preston (flute) and Lucy Carolan (harpsichord), and the Horn Concerto in E flat is performed by Barry Tuckwell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by lona Brown.
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Ludger Remy
Flute: Stephen Preston
Flute: Lucy Carolan
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital by the Nemo Brass Quintet. Scheidt Canzona Bergamasca Arutiunian Armenian Scenes
Mathias Summer Dances
Grainger There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig: Shepherd's Hey
Marinus de Jong Humouristic Suite
Gershwin They Can't Take That Away from Me; I've Got Rhythm
Lou Pollock That's a Plenty


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Lou Pollock

: How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

In the third in a five-part series,
Mitsuko Uchida explains that the real exploration of music takes place during practice. Unfortunately, no one pays musicians to practise! Followed by: Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor. Op 35 (excerpts) Mitsuko Uchida (piano)


Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida

: Music Restored

Anthony Rooley introduces highlights of a concert given by the French vocal and instrumental group Ensemble Clement Janequin. Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Clement Janequin.

: Mining the Archive

Great British
Songsmiths Leo Black continues his three-part series in which he looks back on his years devising and producing lieder recitals for the BBC. Among the singers represented today are
John Shirley-Quirk , Doris Soffel and Richard Lewis in Schubert, and Elizabeth Harwood and Sheila Armstrong in Strauss. The programme ends with Robert Tear singing a Schubert rarity, Die Einsamkeit, an extended song in which a novice sings of the frustrations of monastic life. In between the songs. Norbert Brainin and Lili Kraus play two Schubert sonatinas for violin and piano.


Unknown: Songsmiths Leo Black
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Doris Soffel
Unknown: Richard Lewis
Unknown: Elizabeth Harwood
Unknown: Sheila Armstrong
Unknown: Robert Tear
Songs: Norbert Brainin
Songs: Lili Kraus

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to Marcus Stenz and Guy Barker about the London Sinfonietta's project featuring the music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans.


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Marcus Stenz
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Gil Evans.

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
Locatelli Concerto Grosso in F, Op 1 No 7
Capella Istropolitana , conductor Jaroslav Krecek
6.05 Franck Les Djinns Aldo Ciccolini (piano),
Belgian National Orchestra, conductor Andre Cluytens
6.30 Alkan Overture (12 Studies in the Minor Keys)
Ronald Smith (piano) Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Capella Istropolitana
Conductor: Jaroslav Krecek
Conductor: Franck Les Djinns
Piano: Aldo Ciccolini
Conductor: Andre Cluytens
Piano: Ronald Smith
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

From the Royal Festival Hall. London.
Conductor Paavo Berglund , Pekka Kusisto (violin)
Kokkonen Symphony No 1 Sibelius Violin Concerto
8.30 Simple Symphony?
Nielsen's Sinfonia Semplice has been called "the most profoundly post-modern piece composed prior to the post-modern era". David Fanning throws new light on this perplexing masterpiece.
8.50 Nielsen Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia Semplice)


Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Violin: Pekka Kusisto

: Material World

With Susan Marling. 5: Concrete
Architects Denys Lasdun and John Outram show how this most maligned of all building materials is at last enjoying popular acclaim.


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Unknown: Denys Lasdun
Unknown: John Outram

: Hear and Now

From the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Andrew Sparling introduces a concert given by the Arditti Quartet. Together and separately they play James Dillon 's Parjanya-Vata for Solo Cello
(performed by Rohan de Saram) and give the UK premiere of Traumwerk for Two Viols (Irvine Arditti and Graeme Jennings ). After the interval, a performance of Salvatore Sciarrino 's Codex Purpureus for
String Trio and Luciano Berio 's String Quartet No 3 (Notturno). During the interval, at about 10.40,
Sarah Walker reports on the Key to Change conference held earlier this month on the South Bank in London. The agenda was how musicians of all abilities can participate in new music. Those taking part included panellists Diana Burrell , Stephen Montague and Gillian Moore , and members of COMA
(Contemporary Music-Making for
Amateurs). At 11.25, music from the 1995 Vienna Modern Festival.
Dennis Russell Davies conducts the ORF
Symphony Orchestra in Francis Burt 's Blind Visions for Oboe and Small Orchestra with soloist Hansjbrg Schellenberger and a 1960s classic - Goffredo Petrassi 's Concerto for
Orchestra No 7.
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: James Dillon
Unknown: Graeme Jennings
Unknown: Salvatore Sciarrino
Unknown: Luciano Berio
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Diana Burrell
Unknown: Stephen Montague
Unknown: Gillian Moore
Unknown: Dennis Russell Davies
Unknown: Francis Burt
Soloist: Hansjbrg Schellenberger
Unknown: Goffredo Petrassi
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

Introduced by Roger Nichols , with readings by Christian Rodska. Ronsard a Son Ame: L 'Aurore Sheherazade; Don Quichotte a Dulcinee; Boléro
Repeated from last Friday


Introduced By: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Unknown: Don Quichotte

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Early Music 14th-century Spanish songs from the Libre Vermeil by Alfonso the Wise performed by Freiburger Spielleyt
2.15 Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa, Yo-Yo Ma (cello), William Stone (baritone) Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 in D
Takemitsu My Way of Life Kirchner Music for Cello and Orchestra Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C
4.15 Chamber music by Schumann performed by Natalia Zagorinskaya (soprano), Alexei Ogrenchuk (oboe), Oleg Vedernikov (cello), Alexei
Goribol and Ksenia Knorre (pianos)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Libre Vermeil
Unknown: Freiburger Spielleyt

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